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PASSIFLORA
Table lamp designed by Superstudio

The Passiflora lighting fixture comes from a painted cardboard prototype made for the exhibition “Superarchitettura” (December 1968), a manifesto of Radical Design. The cardboard was replaced by a material transparent to light, transforming Passiflora into a luminous truncated luminous column: a column whose deformed profile wavers between natural and artificial, in a game of allusions and ambiguities, corresponding to the statement of intent of Superstudio, summed up in the text “Invention Design and Evasion Design”.

 

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year
1968

typology
table lamp

dimension
30 x 41 x 29[h] cm

materials
laser—cut and heat—formed Perspex®

colours
white opaline body and yellow flower, or white opaline body and blue flower

bulbs
1 x 40W [max], fluorescent lamp E 27

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1966 Passiflora prototype exhibited in Superarchitettura, Pistoia, Italy 1971 Domus Italian Design, Harrods, London 1972 Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2007 Superarchitettura Re—loaded Exhibition, Galleria Sozzani, Milan 2008 Design Parade Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France 2010 Biennale of Design, Palazzo dei Capitani, Ascoli / Italy — Pop Design, Filatoio di Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy 2011 Superstudio Backstage, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy 2012 Pop Art Design Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein Louisiana / Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek / Moderna Museet / Stockholm Barbican Art Gallery / London Emma Espoo, Finland Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden 2013 Superstudio-Backstage 1966—1978, Fondazione Peschiera-Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro, Italy 2015 Festival Cortona On The Move, V Edition, Cortona, Italy / Super Superstudio, PAC, Milan / Firenze 4 ever 11th edition, LuisaViaRoma, Florence 2017 Architettura invisibile — Fondazione Italia Giappone, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Roma 2017 Superstudio – Mobili 1966-2016, Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft Köln